Michele Bachmann's file:
Bachmann

Republican from Minnesota

Michele Bachmann, first elected to the U.S. Congress in 2006, represents the 6th Congressional District of Minnesota. She was reelected in 2008. Previously, she served in the Minnesota State Senate. Prior to that, she spent five years as a federal tax litigation attorney. Bachmann and her husband, Marcus, who have five children and have opened their home to 23 foster children, live in Stillwater, Minn., and own a mental health care practice.

Recent statements involving Michele Bachmann

Says Michele Bachmann said "English was good enough for Jesus when he wrote the Bible."

"The president … by executive order" could grant voting rights to illegal immigrants who are newly legalized under pending legislation.

The IRS is going to be "in charge" of "a huge national database" on health care that will include Americans’ "personal, intimate, most close-to-the-vest-secrets."

The IRS is "going to be in charge of our health care."

"The IRS will have the ability potentially" to deny or delay health care.

Recent stories featuring Michele Bachmann

Getting the facts straight about the Founding Fathers:

Pundits and politicians get things wrong time and time again when they use the Founding Fathers to support their political views. In honor of the Fourth of July holiday, we review fact-checks from our archives and set the record straight.

Obama, Dewhurst and a climate change musical figured into readers’ favorite April fact checks:

What do Barack Obama, David Dewhurst and a climate change musical have in common?

Readers flocked to fact checks about them in April. We highlight the Texas top 10.

Fact-checking voting laws: a year-end report:

Amid a nationwide battle about voter access, PolitiFact researched claims about noncitizen voters, restoration of ex-felons’ rights and voter laws nationwide.

Testing Obamacare on the Truth-O-Meter:

The Affordable Care Act reaches a milestone on Oct. 1, 2013, when health insurance marketplaces that were set up as part of the law begin enrolling people.

Many claims on both sides of the political aisle have been made about President Barack Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment, which has been implemented in phases since becoming law in March 2010.   

 

Michele Bachmann's comments on 9/11 and the Muslim Brotherhood:

Bachmann's recent remarks on Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood and 9/11 could leave a wrong impression with some listeners. So we set the record straight about who was responsible for the 2001 terror attacks.

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